Title LSSH - Lean Six Sigma in Healthcare
Project Number LLP-LdV-TOI-2012-1-NL1-LEO05-08676
Project Type Transfer of Innovation
Healthcare costs are increasing rapidly across Europe due to ageing and new treatment methods. Costs depend very much on the effectiveness of processes within healthcare organisations.
Healthcare organisations must constantly work to improve their knowledge of quality control in response to increasing requirements for higher quality, shorter lead times and lower operational costs.
Applying Lean Six Sigma in healthcare will result in major improvements and reduce operational costs. Lean and Six Sigma has already been integrated in many technical studies such as mechanical engineering. Thus far, it has not been integrated into studies concerning healthcare. This project will address this and will result in clear and practical deliverables.
1. Integrate Lean Six Sigma for process improvement in healthcare to improve efficiency and quality
2. Bridge the gap between initial VET and healthcare organisations with regard to process improvement methods
3. Create uniform Lean Six Sigma European certification
Description Other sectors like Industry, Food production and Transactional processes apply Lean Six Sigma to improve their processes and to reduce costs. Lean Six Sigma helps to eliminate waste, reduce lead times, reduce variation and improve quality. The application of Lean Six Sigma allows quality and efficiency improvements to be effectively realised. Lean Six Sigma combines Lean (originally developed by Toyota) and Six Sigma (originally developed by Motorola). Both management strategies are among the most used worldwide and have experienced proven success.
Recognition, transparency, certification
Open and distance learning
Human Health and Social Work Activities
material for open learning
transparency and certification
1 - Lean Six Sigma VET training material for applying Lean Six Sigma in Healthcare
2 - Uniform LSSA examination and certification for Yellow Belt and Green Belt level (Healthcare specific)